What ho one and all,
I guess there is going to be considerable concern regarding the new MOT regulations and our older cars. Mine is 2003 MK3,TDCI.
On all the important issues, it has always passed the MOT; the one I am most concerned about is emissions,but again, never failed. In days of yore, we were given the emission readings; these days, it seem to be pass or fail.
I think I understand the three new categories, but previously, a fail allowed time to get whatever fixed for a re-test. Does a fail under the new regs, mean that one cannot drive the car away.
My worst failure was after I had replaced the front discs and brake pads. It exceeded the left/right brake imbalance. But I took it home, redid everything and returned two days later and it passed with only a 2% difference. Under the new regs, is it true that I would not be able to take the car home?
Another failure was that the rear indicator was not the correct colour, not sufficiently orange. Just needed to replace the bulb with one that was fully coated, and it passed. Would this have been a 'you are not allowed to drive the car away' situation?